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'''Johnny Vidacovich''' is a contemporary jazz drummer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Playing since the early 1970s with the quartet Astral Project (which includes James Singleton (musician)|James Singleton, Tony Dagradi and Steve Masakowski), he has become widely renowned as a prominent and sought after New Orleans musician as well as contributing to New Orleans cultural heritage. He has been recognized by OffBeat (music magazine)|OffBeat Music Magazine in its Best of The Beat Awards as "Best Drummer/Percussionist" numerous times, the Big Easy Entertainment Awards, with praise in Downbeat and the New York Times as well as NPR's Jazz Profiles by Branford Marsalis. He has played with Bobby McFerrin, Stanton Moore, Charlie Hunter, Willy DeVille, Robert Walter (musician)|Robert Walter and New Orleans greats such as "Tan Canary" Johnny Adams, Professor Longhair, James Booker, Alvin Tyler|Alvin "Red"...
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana
InstrumentDrum kit|drums
GenreJazz, Music of New Orleans|New Orleans
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The Trio (with George Porter, Jr.)
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